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    SubjectRe: Head parking (was: IBM HDAPS things are looking up)
    On Thu, Jul 07 2005, Pekka Enberg wrote:
    > Jens Axboe wrote:
    > > > ATA7 defines a park maneuvre, I don't know how well supported it is
    > > > yet though. You can test with this little app, if it says 'head
    > > > parked' it works. If not, it has just idled the drive.
    >
    > On 7/7/05, Lenz Grimmer <lenz@grimmer.com> wrote:
    > > Great! Thanks for digging this up - it works on my T42, using a Fujitsu
    > > MHT2080AH drive:
    >
    > Works on my T42p which uses a Hitachi HTS726060M9AT00 drive. I don't
    > hear any sound, though.

    Did it say 'head parked'? If the drive is idle, you wont hear anything.
    Laptop drives auto-park really quickly themselves. A time ./park
    /dev/hda should tell you whether it needed to park or not, if it
    executes faster than a few hundred ms it was already parked.

    --
    Jens Axboe

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